Event Calendar

Friday, July 10, 2020

Course: Journaling for Peace & Practice

Start Date: 6/8/2020 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 7/10/2020 6:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Online through NAPD's LMS System

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Jeanie Vela
Email: jeanie.vela@publicdefenders.us
Phone: (303) 921-3736

June 8 - July 10, 2020
Taught online with 6  90 minute small group meetings
(including Evening and Weekend Options)
Meeting times will be determined by poll of the registrants
Price $145 for napd members, $195 for non members

Apply for Scholarship Here

Led by Lori James-Townes

Why a Journaling Class?
Some years ago, I participated in a series of journaling workshops and I loved it: writing and sharing stories, prompts, poetry, notebooks, and paper, all of us sitting around a table scratching away. We had writing exercises and prompts and were lost in the joy of sharing stories through writing and words. It was a transformational experience. And now we want to offer it to you. It is about clearing out our minds and getting words on a page and through that process, finding the things that resonant with us. The class will include writing prompts and exercises and the ability to connect in small groups, and self-directed exercises between classes. And perhaps one of the best parts of this workshop is that we’ll be writing in a community, sitting virtually with other journalers who are also exploring, taking risks and sharing stories, building up and supporting each other- which means that there will be some sharing. Of course you are free to pass if you’ve written something sensitive or that you’d rather not share, but part of this workshop will be accountability and support.

Each week you will
  • 1 hour of "at your own pace" interactive videos and materials
  • 1.5 hour weekly live class- time will be set with a poll of participants
In case you need a little motivation, here are a few among many, reasons we write in our journals:
Allows you to own your self-care
  • To clear our minds and increase focus
  • Self-dialogue
  • Writing skills
  • Helps with memory
  • Tap into your inner creativity
  • Cultivate writing practice that lasts forever
In case you need a little motivation, here are a few among many, reasons we write in our journals:
  • Goal I:            Participants connect to the power of journaling
  • Goal II:          Participants establish a tool to promote wellness, personal, and/or professional aspirations
  • Goal III:         Learn new ways to journal through suggested prompts
This will be a four-week course with 6-classes. Unfortunately, if you miss a date, there are no makeup classes. All you will need to bring is a notebook, a pen and your willingness to journal. The class -size will be limited so register today. Virtual Platform: ZOOM

This Course is Designed and Led By

Lori James-Townes, NAPD Assistant Training Director

Lori earned her master’s Degree in clinical social work (University of Maryland SSW) and her B.A. in Social Work from Morgan State University. Lori has over 25 years of clinical, training, and organizational development experience, which includes program development, program management, collegiate instruction, as well as, leadership and management training. Lori has served as faculty for several universities, and as a member of national and regional leadership, development, communication, and team-building trainings. Lori is also President of Expand-Now, LLC, through this entity she can fulfill her lifelong passion of adding value to others through teaching and learning. She is a part-time Clinical Professor in the Family Studies and Community Development Department at Towson University. Prior to joining the Towson University family, she served as Director of Leadership and Program Development at Maryland Office of Public Defender which has more than 800 employees across the state of Maryland. While in this position, she demonstrated her ability to help others grow in the areas of teamwork, leadership and management. She also led the agency’s social work staff, consultants, and interns. In 2015, The Daily Record Newspaper named her as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. In addition to working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she is also an author, and John Maxwell Certified Coach, Facilitator, Teacher, Trainer, and Speaker. 

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 6/4/2020 4:00 PM

Add to my calendar